Rolls-Royce takes majority holding in power storage specialist Qinous; storage for microgrid activities

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majority stake in Berlin-based electricity storage specialist Qinous GmbH. The company is involved in battery storage systems and associated control systems, and has already implemented storage solutions around the world. Batteries Market Background Power Generation Smart Grid

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Volkswagen emulates Audi charging hub with its own power storage container powered by reused EV batteries

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Volkswagen has commissioned a fast charging park in Germany consisting of power storage containers (PSC), each powered by ninety-six reused EV batteries.

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Volkswagen Presents Power Storage Container With Reused Batteries

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It consists of battery modules from ID.3 and ID.4 models and stores 570 kWh of energy

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New MIT metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems with liquid metal displacement batteries; inexpensive grid power storage

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A battery, based on electrodes made of sodium and nickel chloride and using thea new type of metal mesh membrane, could be used for grid-scale installations to make intermittent power sources such as wind and solar capable of delivering reliable baseload electricity. A new metal mesh membrane developed by researchers at MIT could advance the use of the Na–NiCl 2 displacement battery, which has eluded widespread adoption owing to the fragility of the ?"-Al Al 2 O 3 membrane.

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Nissan testing LEAF as electrical power storage and supply for office buildings; LEAF-to-Building a development of LEAF-to-Home

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Vehicle-To-Building” allows up to six Nissan LEAF EVs to be connected to a building’s power distribution board. Charging is phased during the day so at peak hours, when electricity is most expensive, the building draws power from the cars. reduction of electrical power use during peak hours, a saving of nearly ¥500,000 (US$4,900) per year in electrical power cost (based on current Tokyo Electric Power Company’s rates).

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Sanyo to Begin Mass Production of Li-ion Systems for Power Storage and Light Electric Vehicle Applications

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Sanyo Li-ion systems for power storage (left) and light electric vehicle (right) applications. The Standard Battery System for Electric Motors (EVB-101) can be used to power light electric vehicles that are in the R&D or small-scale mass production stages. It can also be used as a back-up power source for servers or mobile phone base stations. Standard Battery System for Electric Motors EVB-101 Standard Battery System for Power Storage DCB-101.

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BYD Unveils V2G-Capable Type A Electric School Bus For The US

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Thanks to bi-directional charging, the 30-seat vehicle can serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students

Resource report concludes Galvanic’s lithium prospect among most prolific in North America

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Galvanic’s Smackover prospect will support a domestic supply chain for lithium batteries required in electric vehicles, portable electronics and power storage systems.

Toshiba integrated hydrogen energy system starts operation at Toranomon Hills Business Tower in Tokyo

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H2One is an integrated system that provides stable CO 2 -free, environmentally-friendly electric power for the tower. H2One consists of a hydrogen generator, a hydrogen storage tank, and hydrogen fuel cells, and batteries. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan Power Generation

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BYD introduces Type A battery-electric school bus with V2G technology

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BYD introduced its Type A battery-electric school bus that also offers innovative vehicle-to-grid technology, allowing the vehicle to serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students.

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Vienna testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility.

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Topsoe and First Ammonia sign 5GW electrolyzer agreement for green ammonia

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First Ammonia will operate all its plants dynamically to support existing renewable power markets. Ammonia can save humanity once again as the workhorse of the hydrogen economy, replacing petrochemicals to decarbonize agriculture, transportation and power storage and generation. Topsoe and green ammonia early-mover First Ammonia have entered into a capacity reservation agreement to kickstart the global market for green ammonia.

96 MEB cell modules reused: Volkswagen Sachsen couples fast-charging park with mega power bank

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Volkswagen commissioned the first fast-charging park in Saxony, which is supplied with energy largely from a so-called power storage container (PSC). The PSC is a type of enormous electricity storage unit and consists of 96 cell modules with a net capacity of 570 kWh.

Toyota entering three differently fueled vehicles in ENEOS Super Taikyu Series 2022

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In the approximate six months between the first round in May of last year and the final round in November, engine performance was improved to levels comparable to gasoline engines, with a 24% increase in power output and 33% increase in torque, along with successful control over abnormal combustion.

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Solaris to supply two hydrogen buses to Transdev in Sweden

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The Urbino 12 hydrogen buses are fueled with power generated by a 70 kW fuel cell. Besides that, the ordered vehicles will be fitted with Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility.

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Zooz Power pushes to solve rural EV charging and energy storage

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An Israeli startup thinks they may have found the solution to rural electric vehicle charging and power storage. Even in more densely populated areas, as renewables have begun to replace fossil fuels, consistent power generation remains an issue: look at California.

Advent Technologies, BASF sign MoU to increase manufacturing scale of advanced fuel cell membranes

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Under the agreement the two companies will explore the implementation of high-volume manufacturing for the Celtec membranes, utilize Advent’s fuel cell stack and system testing facilities to assess and qualify the new Celtec membrane for the Serene (telecom power), M-ZERØ , (methane emissions reduction), and Honey Badger (portable power, defense) Advent product families.

RATP beginning tests of Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen bus in Paris

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The Solaris hydrogen-powered bus tests will be carried out in the south of Paris. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility.

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Dr. Richard Group testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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Now, for the first time ever, we have a chance to test a hydrogen-powered Solaris bus. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility.

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New Fraunhofer membrane technology enables co-transport of hydrogen and natural gas

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If hydrogen is collected from renewable sources such as wind and solar power, there are no climate-damaging emissions. Germany has a 511,000-kilometer gas grid and 33 gas storage locations.

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BMW Group and Vattenfall start new research project on the secondary use of EV batteries

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BMW Group and Vattenfall have started a new research project on the secondary use of high-voltage EV batteries using batteries from the MINI E and the BMW ActiveE as stationary power storage. The focus of the partners is the use of second-life EV packs for caching power at fast charging stations and solar installations, and also large installations for grid stabilization.

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Sumitomo installs first large-scale power system using used EV batteries

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Sumitomo Corporation has developed and installed the first large-scale power storage system which utilizes used batteries collected from electric vehicles. This commercial scale storage system, built on Yume-shima Island, Osaka, will begin operating in February 2014. The used EV batteries that will be recycled into this large-scale storage system have been recovered and have gone through thorough inspection and maintenance at 4R, to confirm safety and performance.

2014 264

Faradion and Phillips 66 to develop lower cost and higher-performing sodium-ion battery materials

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Sodium-ion battery technology has an inherent advantage over other power-storage technologies because it uses low-cost materials that are sustainable and widely available.

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China BAK receives $1.9M government subsidy for Li-ion battery module project; more orders for e-bike packs

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China BAK’s battery module is consists of cylindrical cells that can be used in electric vehicles (EVs), electric motors, electric bicycles (e-bikes) and power storage. Additionally, China BAK announced that it has received new orders from its e-bike customers and expects to deliver 12,000 high-power lithium-ion battery units to its e-bike customers by the end of April 2012. China BAK Battery, Inc.

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XPeng unveils slate of new technologies: ADAS, flying car, supercharging, robotics

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The evolving smart mobility ecosystem depends on highly efficient and full-coverage power infrastructure. Supporting this supercharging network, XPeng will also launch power storage facilities in both piles and mobile vehicles.

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Tesla Virtual Power Plant is providing energy security to Australian homes

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A few years ago, Tesla teamed up with the Government of South Australia and various energy authorities to build South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant. Today, the Tesla-powered VPP seems to be providing substantial energy security to Australian homes.

Ioxus introduces 3 new ultracapacitor modules targeting automotive, wind, industrial applications

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Ultracapacitor manufacturer Ioxus introduced three new modules: the iMOD 16V/500F, 80V/12F and 48V/165F, which all deliver higher power and energy densities as compared with competitive products, according to the company. The iMODTM 16V/500F provides power density up to 95% greater than modules currently on the market. Additionally, the iMODTM 48V/165F has better thermal performance than competitors, leading to long life in high power, high cycle applications.

2013 207

Shell acquiring EV charging company Greenlots

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The companies will offer software and services that enable large-scale deployment of smart charging infrastructure and integrate efficiently with advanced energy resources such as solar, wind and power storage. Shell New Energies focuses on two main areas: new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen; and power, being involved at almost every stage of the process, from generating electricity, to buying and selling it, to supplying it directly to customers.

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Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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Highview Power Storage, Inc., a provider of long duration energy storage solutions, and Encore Renewable Energy, a developer of renewable energy generation and storage projects, jointly announced plans to develop the United States’ first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system.

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Continental Voltage Stabilization System with Maxwell Ultracapacitors to power start-stop in Cadillac ATS and CTS as standard

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announced that Continental Automotive Systems’ Maxwell-powered voltage stabilization system (VSS) will be a standard feature on 2016. Battery-based start-stop systems augmented with an ultracapacitor-based voltage stabilization system implementation provide burst power needed to restart the engine, thus reducing high currents and repeated cycling that can shorten battery life. The power electronics between the two are slightly different, noted Mills.

2015 270

Connexxion orders 20 Solaris hydrogen buses for South Holland

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The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery which acts as an additional electric power storage facility.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces Intouro K hybrid inter-city bus; 48V with supercaps

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The disc-shaped major assembly with integrated power electronics and a thickness of eight centimeters has been integrated between the combustion engine and the automatic transmission. Supercapacitors serve as short-term energy storage units.

Hitachi Doubles Life of Industrial Li-ion Batteries with Manganese-Based Cathode Materials

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Lithium-ion batteries using the newly developed cathode material are expected to be used for electrical power storage in wind power generation and other new energy fields, and as industrial power sources for electric-powered construction machinery designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

2010 175

Royal Academy of Engineering and Highview create 5-year research chair in liquid air energy storage

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The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering and Highview Power Storage , the UK-based developer of large-scale long duration Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) systems, have teamed up to create and fund a five-year research chair at the research center for Cryogenic Energy Storage at the University of Birmingham to explore the limits of this emerging technology. When power is required, liquid air is drawn from the tanks, pumped to high pressure and heated.

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Exide and Leclanché launch Li-ion battery JV in India

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Exide Industries Ltd, India’s largest manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider, and Switzerland-based Li-ion battery manufacturer Leclanché SA announced a joint venture to build lithium-ion batteries and provide energy storage systems for India’s electric vehicle market and grid-based applications. The JV will focus on e-transport, on stationary energy storage systems and speciality storage markets.

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Tesla (TSLA) gains momentum, helps push Nasdaq to record high

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For one, Tesla held an event for its solar-powered charging station with onsite power storage at the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, its first such facility in China. Tesla stock ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) broke out on Wednesday, rising 5.3% and closing at $656.57 per share.

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Toshiba supplying H2-based energy supply system to Tohoku Electric Power; evaluating H2 for overcoming fluctuations from renewables

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Toshiba Corporation will support a two-year study of power management to be done by Tohoku Electric Power Co., Bringing renewable power sources into the electricity grid is accompanied by concerns for the quality and variability of the supply; renewables are subject to fluctuations in output. The H2One system uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen via electrolysis, as well as for charging a battery-based energy storage system.

2016 150

15 essential facts and figures about the Tesla Gigafactory

Green Authority

The futuristic Tesla Gigafactory could literally power the world. Now Tesla has the capacity to capture, store and release the power for your home, car and almost certainly the rest of your life too. The Tesla Gigafactory will use geothermal and wind power, too.

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CODA Automotive Battery Joint Venture Secures $394M of Committed Capital for Expansion

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California-based electric car and battery company CODA Automotive ( earlier post ), together with its China-based joint venture partner, Lishen Power Battery, has secured $394 million of committed capital. The capital will enable the company to rapidly industrialize the all-electric CODA car’s power system for commercial volume production and support its ability to mass manufacture transportation and utility power storage battery systems.

2010 190

Testing EV power for homes

Electric Auto Association

There’s been a lot of talk about electric vehicles (EVs) acting as backup power for homes during blackouts—so much so that Ford is now using the concept as a central component of its marketing campaign for the F-150 Lightning.

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Toshiba to supply 40MW-40MWh Li-ion storage system to Tohuku Electric Power

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Toshiba Corporation will supply a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) to Tohoku Electric Power Company’s “Minami-Soma Substation Project to Verify the Improvement of Supply-demand Balance With Large-capacity Power Storage Systems″. Toshiba supplied a 40MW-class BESS to Tohoku Electric Power Company for Nishi-Sendai Project in 2014 to regulate frequency changes caused by power output fluctuations.

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New automotive application for second-life batteries from electric vehicles

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On the sidelines of the COP21 summit, Carwatt and its partners Renault, Paris City Council, BPI France, the Alès École des Mines Engineering School, and the Bobigny Business Campus are showing a converted Renault Trafic powered by second-life lithium-ion batteries recycled from Renault electric cars. Experiments are already under way on power storage applications, for example.

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Toshiba Partnering with Mitsubishi To Develop Li-ion SCiB Battery Systems for EVs

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Toshiba positions the SCiB as a new business with promising long term growth potential—and one that is already showing its versatility, as the SCiB has already been selected for an electric bicycle, an electric motorcycle, and as part of the power storage in a microgrid system. Toshiba will produce SCiB for industrial applications, including EV and power storage, at Kashiwazaki Operations, a new facility in Niigata prefecture that is slated to start production in 2011.

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